News in: Biodiversity

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Unmanned Drones Used to Protect Endangered Vaquita

The Vaquita is the smallest of all cetaceans, and is one of the most endangered marine mammals in the world - along with whales, dolphins, seals, manatees, sea otters - with less than 100 of them on the planet. Mexico is testing the use of unmanned drones to help protect the critically-endangered Vaquita from being killed by illegal fishing activities in the Gulf of California. Read on

Ruth Hartnup

Stop Ghost Fishing Nets from Haunting Our Oceans

Many of us are unaware of things out of our sight. Unseen below the ocean's surface, abandoned fishing nets and fishing gears are causing untold damage in the water. A student national winner for the James Dyson Award invented biodegradable fishing nets, trying to fix the problem with a simple and cheap solution. Read on

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G4AW Geodata Open Smallholders’ Eyes to SMART Agriculture

Family farming is the predominant form of agriculture in the food production sector both in developing and developed countries. As advocated by this year’s International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), science and technology can also empower the most important actors in the food production chain in developing countries: farmers, fishermen and pastoralists. What’s been put forward so far? Read on

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WildLeaks Tackles Global Poaching and Forest Crimes

Once called ‘Langxang’, the kingdom of a thousand elephants, Laos is still home to one of the largest remaining populations of Asian elephants in Indochina, said WCS. A sad fact is that poaching for ivory causes a drastic drop of elephant population and the forested part of the country Read on